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Course Patterns

During the freshman-sophomore years of the program, students will take one special honors seminar (plus two or three non-honors classes) each quarter. Each of these six lower-division honors seminars will fulfill one of the university's general education requirements. In their last two years, students will choose two of six upper- division gen ed honors classes offered through the program (one per year). In addition, they will complete an Independent Study Honors Seminar with a professor in their major discipline. This Independent Study Seminar requirement may also be satisfied through international study or cooperative education classes.

2014-2015 & 2015-2016

Freshman Year


Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015
Philosophy 101
The Art of Living Ethically
Dr. Kegley
Area C5
Geology 120
The Dangerous Earth
Dr. Negrini
Area B1
Political Science 101
American Govt. & Politics  
Dr. Price
Am. Inst. Requirement

Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Philosophy 101
The Art of Living Ethically
Dr. Kegley
Area C5
Geology 120
The Dangerous Earth     
Dr. Negrini
Area B1
Political Science 101
American Govt. & Politics
Dr. Price
Am. Inst. Requirement

Sophomore Year


Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015
Psychology 100
Explorations in Psychology
Dr. Duran
Area D4
Music 295
America's Musical Life       
Dr. Haney
Area C1
Economics 202
Essentials of Macroeconomics
Dr. Grammy
Area D2

Fall 2015  
Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Music 295
America's Musical Life       
Dr. Haney
Area C1
Psychology 100
Explorations in Psychology
Dr. Bacon
Area C1
Economics 202
Essentials of Macroeconomics
Dr. Grammy
Area D2

Junior-Senior Years


Fall 2014 Winter 2015 Spring 2015 
Sociology 477          
Popular Culture
Dr. Dugan
Theme 3
Science 354B
The Chemistry of Food
Dr. Forester
Theme 1
INST 363
Personhood
Dr. Kegley & Dr. Suter
Theme 2

Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Religious Studies 378
Holocaust & Its Impact
Dr. Campagna
Theme 2
Science 352B
Water and the West
Dr. Baron
Theme 1
Sociology 477
Popular Culture
Dr. Dugan
Theme 3


University Honors Program

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Interim Director
Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley
Phone: 661-654-2249
Email: Jkegley@csub.edu